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Mediating conjunctures

A mediating conjuncture is a dynamic collection of circumstances, forces, and elements that converge at a moment of action. Characteristics of mediating conjunctures are that they are an ever-changing structure, that they characterize instances as flux, and that they are therefore intangible. They are an action’s environment and therefore influence said action; they are the context as well as the effect. A mediating conjuncture as an environment articulates the mediation that enables the action, but there also would be no mediating conjuncture without action, as the action is an integral part of its existence. A mediating conjuncture operates with action; it is made of action.